Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Camera Review
5 May 2013
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is a camera recently, presented during this month, and very interesting. To underline the high optical zoom, HD movies, manual controls, the optical stabilizer, the resolution, the various functions for portraits and many scene modes available for newbies. It should be highlighted, however, even the absence of the lithium battery which makes it a little ‘uncomfortable to use because you need to buy every time the batteries.
Summary: The budget-friendly Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is a solid, compact megazoom for those who prize creative control and photo quality more than fast shooting performance or a small, lightweight design.
Pros: Excellent photo quality, features for its class; semimanual, manual shooting modes; uses AA-size batteries.
Cons: Slow shooting performance; bulky, heavy body.
Conclusion: Canon PowerShot SX130 IS megazoom camera The Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is an attractively priced digital super zoom camera. You get a lot of camera in return, 12 Megapixels resolution and a completely stabilized 12x optical zoom lens. The specifications have not been spectacularly improved in comparison with its predecessor, but the Canon SX130 IS camera is more of an evolution than a revolution.
Summary: An MRP of Rs. 14,995 is a little excessive for the SX 130 IS. Even though it is a pretty good camera, with good results and a powerful zoom, we would like it to be priced at around Rs. 3,000 less.
Pros: Feature rich, with decent manual control, Very useful zoom range of 12x, Reasonably compact, Decent performer, good sharpness and fair highlighting
Cons: Slightly overpriced, Dials and controls on the rear are fiddly, and seem cheap, Low light performance is less than impressive older Canon cameras were much better
Summary: Canon's SX130 IS is a worthy new competitor in the superzoom ranks, offering good still image and 720p HD video quality along with automatic or manual shooting options, packaged in a fairly compact and light body at an attractive price. Shutter lag is good and autofocus acquisition time in good light is competitive.
Pros: Good still image quality, Good 720p HD video quality, Good shutter lag and AF performance, Reasonable price
Cons: Limited battery life with alkaline power, Slower maximum lens apertures than most competitors, Flash recycle times can be lengthy
Conclusion: There are plenty of similar cameras you can choose form. To be honest there is not a lot of difference between many of them. Each one offers you a combination of good picture quality and a fair selection of features. Compared to other digital cameras in this category the Canon Powershot SX130 IS may not offer quite the range of features that some cameras do, but I think this is reflected in the price. With this camera you get very good value for your money.
Pros: Sharp pictures - colours - manual exposure controls - value for money - HD movies
Cons: A touch of purple fringing here and there - shutter delay - turn on time
Summary: Canon has two ranges of small cameras , the Ixus very much a pocket offering and the PowerShot slightly larger and using ‘AA’ batteries rather than the solid rechargable type. This in itself makes the overall camera larger and heavier.
Summary: A versatile digicam with a 12x optical zoom lens, easy and advanced shooting modes and 720p HD video recording with stereo sound. The PowerShot SX130 IS replaces the PowerShot SX120 IS, providing the expected wide range of shooting modes, a stabilised zoom lens and support for AA batteries in an affordable body. The sensor is slightly larger in the SX130 IS and its resolution is increased to 12.1 megapixels.
Pros: You're looking for an affordable long-zoom digicam that can record 720p HD video clips., You want plenty of adjustable controls and effective image stabilisation., You're prepared to use sensitivity settings of ISO 400 and lower., You prefer cameras that use AA batteries.
Cons: You'd like a high-quality monitor., You want a camera with a viewfinder., You require raw file support.